On behalf of SOS, have a safe and joyful holiday! Thanks to everyone who participated in our holiday giving programs. Because of you, children and families will have gifts to open, household items to use, and food to eat.
Spotlight: Volunteer of the Year
Friday, December 20, 2013
Volunteers are vital to SOS’s model of providing services to the community. Each year, approximately 400 volunteers give their time and talents to SOS programs including the food pantry, and after-school children’s activities.
In 2010, SOS presented the first volunteer award to recognize one amazing person who made a significant contribution to the organization. This award, called the Blue Dog Volunteer Award, signifies the diligent efforts of a volunteer and the importance of community partnerships to achieve the mission of SOS.
This year’s recipient is Julie Corey. Corey, an art teacher at Pinkney High School and ceramic artist in Ann Arbor, traveled oversees so she could learn new art techniques. She wrote a grant, which allowed her to bring this knowledge to SOS’s Sunny Days, a summer program for homeless children age 6 to 12.
“My experience in Nicaragua was really amazing,” says Corey. “I traveled with a group called Potters for Peace. I am honored to have been chosen for this award. It’s very gratifying to know that an organization that I admire, and whose mission I believe in, felt that what I contributed was valuable.”
SOS appreciates Julie Corey’s efforts to support homeless children.
Turkeys & Drives
Monday, October 28, 2013
It’s that time again to give for the holiday season! Our holiday programs have helped families in need throughout Washtenaw County. We hope you partner with us again this year. Here are some programs that may interest you:
Turkey Giveaway: Provide a homeless family with a turkey this holiday season. Donate turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving foods, or personal care items to help families in need! All food and items can be delivered to the Housing Center (114 North River St., Ypsilanti) on November 20 between 9 am – 5 pm.
Adopt-a-Family: You will be matched with a family in need served by SOS. The adopted family you are matched with will create a wish list that will be given to you—the donor. We ask that you make a commitment to giving at least $75 to $100 in new items for each family member. Families will be matched starting Nov. 5. Contact: Ashley Spratling at (734) 961-1212 or .